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Harrison-Albany Corridor Entering New Era

The long-stagnant area is experiencing an influx of new development proposals, according to the Boston Globe.

Four proposed developments, currently on the table, could help reshape the South End’s Harrison-Albany Corridor, an area that’s seen little new growth in more than 50 years, according to a recent article in the Boston Globe.

The developments, brought on by the corridor’s recent zoning amendments, are mostly residential buildings with first-floor retail and restaurants. In all, the developments could bring 1,000 new housing units to the area, along with dozens of new storefronts and improved roadways and pedestrian access, according to the Globe.

The four proposals at a glance:

  • is National Development’s four building project for the former Boston Herald site at 300 Harrison Ave. It includes 471 residential units and 85,000 square feet of retail space, including a 30,000-foot space for a grocery store. The proposal was significantly expanded after the Harrison-Albany Corridor zoning amendments were adopted by the city.
  • Normandy Real Estate Partners’ proposal is for 275 Albany St. It might include a residential building and a hotel, both with first-floor retail and restaurants, according to the Globe. However, the proposal is still in its early development stages, according to the Globe.
  • Nordblom Co.’s proposal is reportedly for 345 Harrison Ave. The company has not yet closed on the property, according to the Globe. However, tentative plans include an apartment building with first-floor retail and restaurants, the Globe article states.
  • Druker Cos.’ proposal at the intersection of Washington and East Berkeley Streets is still very much in the works, according to the Globe. Down the road, however, the site could see a residential building with first-floor retail, according to the Globe.

For all of our up-to-date South End “Development” coverage, visit our “Development” topics page.

Charlie July 03, 2012 at 07:28 PM
I live in south end and I really think buildings between 15-20 stories should line 93 and in neighborhoods no buildings over 10 stories, I'm so sick of 8-10 outdated brick buildings,

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